24th February 1913 (Monday)

BORN TODAY, in Negros Occidental, Philippines – “Small Montana” (aka Benjamin Gan) Filipino fly weight boxer.

World Affairs: In northern Mexico Venustiano Carranza, governor of Coahuila, stages a revolt against the usurper General Huerta. Guerilla chiefs join the insurrection.

Society and Culture:

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested in London for the bombing of Lloyd George’s house, taken to Leatherhead Police Station, questioned and charged.

The mother of Milvina Dean (who is aged just three years but will eventually become the oldest surviving survivor of the Titanic) is granted a small weekly allowance by the Titanic Relief fund, roughly 10 months after the tragedy, when her husband – Milvina’s father – lost his life. Milvina died in 2009 aged 97.

Extreme Weather: Wegonning Station, in Queensland Australia, records 130 millimetres (over 5 inches) of rain in 40 minutes.

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